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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAGUS®, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
    Can anyone list / name any 32" or even 31" scale basses ? I'm on the lookout for one but i've noticed a lot of online ads forget or dont bother to list the scale length.
  2. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Don't think there is such a thing as a 31" scale bass. I have a couple of Phantom basses which are 32" scale. There are tons of 30" scale basses available tho'.
  3. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Rob Green at Status will do you a 32" neck no problem. I swapped a couple of emails with him recently about building a 32" six-string.

    Any custom builder will probably be happy to do one.

    As for off-the-shelf production basses, I can only think of the Fender Urge II.
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Good question. The only 32" scale basses that I know about are custom built.

    Fender/Squier have made some 30" scale basses. These are the Bronco, Musicmaster and Mustang basses.

    Gibson/Epiphone make the EB-0 which is 30.5" scale.

    The Kubicki Ex Factor bass is 32".

    Off the top of my head, those are all the short and medium scale basses that I can think of.
  5. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Brands that make or have made 30" scale basses:
    Jerry Jones
    ..and many more I can't think of right now.
    Here's a shot of one of my Phantoms(32" scale).
  6. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
    Thanks guys.

    Isnt the Urge 2 the Stu Hamm Fender ? I checked that at Fender Europes web and they're 34".

    I'm probably looking for 32" as 30 maybe just too small. I'm sure the Alembic Spoiler is 32 " but alas, the price is loony. One went for about $1700 on UK ebay the other day. ( £850 gbp )
    I loved the look of it though, and the width of the fretboard doesnt seem to change much between the first and last frets. Just what i'm after !!!

    Contacting Rob Greene maybe an option, as the current bass i have is a Status Shark fretted 4 from 1995, but the scale is 34, and the width of the fretboard is too wide at the upper frets end of the neck.
  7. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Nowadays the Stu Hamm bass is 34" but it was originally a 32" for many years.
  8. Offbase


    Mar 9, 2000
    Stu Hamm Urge I USA*
    Stu Hamm Urge MIM*
    Kubicki Ex Factor
    Robin Ranger
    Phantom Teardrop
    Burns Marquis
    Aria Pro II ZZB*
    Aria Pro II TSB-400*
    Fender MIJ 32" P-Bass*
    Ishibashi (Fender Japan) 32" Jazz Bass (must order through Ishibashi Japan, about $700 US Shipped)

    *No longer in production but fairly frequent on Ebay used.
  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    +1 for kubicki. Great basses.
  10. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    My first bass was a 1968 Gibson EB-1 Bass.
    This was a violin shapped bass one humbucking pickup.
    It was 32" scale, a great bass-Felix Pappalardi-
  11. Wasn't the MusicMan Sabre Bass a short scale?
  12. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Nope....that is a 30.0" scale.
  13. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    +2 for Kubicki X
    Alembic also do 30.75" (I have 2) and 32"
    Burns Marquee is a 32"
    Landing Bass do 30.5" and 32"
    Ibanez GAXB150 is 32"
    Schecter Hellcat is a 6 string 30"
    Fender Bass VI is a 6 string 30"
    Guild did some 30" including the Starfire and Jetstar

    I'd love a Status 32" (narrow) Kingbass in full graphite.

    Lots of luthiers will make you a bass in just about any scale you want, including 32"
  14. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
    Theres a bigger choice than i thought ! Excellent :hyper:

    I like the Shamray basses - when money is no object i will have one built. Till then its off the shelf only
  15. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've got an 80s Ibanez Destroyer in 32" scale.
  16. Offbase


    Mar 9, 2000

    Would you mind disclosing how much the King bass set you back ... I think they're pretty interesting basses!
  17. FUNKonthewall

    FUNKonthewall Nailing The Groove

    Sep 29, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing: Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amps, Dunlop/MXR Accessories
    +3 for the Kubicki Ex-Factor.
  18. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Good Call, First thing i thought of when I saw this thread.
  19. Offbase


    Mar 9, 2000
    The Urge II is FULL SCALE!
  20. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i think the kubuki is an excellent bass. the idea of playing drop d without having to transpose is very appealing. the other 32" bass i played which knocked me out cold was the alembic stanley clarke model. freakin unreal. :cool: